Hey everyone! I’m knee-deep in decluttering/fixing up mode as we get ready to list our home (and may have cried three times today when I got to various difficult things– baby shoes and memory boxes being one of them!) so I’ll keep this short and sweet. And I’ll try not to cry about it again. But I need your help in deciding which items to keep from my latest Stitch Fix and it’s due at the post office on Saturday, eeek! Plus I finally tried the shoes even though I was skeptical, and would love your thoughts on those as well.
For those hearing about it for the first time, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You pay a small fee to have a stylist pick out five pieces according to your needs/wants/specifications and send them to you, and then if you keep any of the pieces that fee is applied to the balance! Plus if you keep every piece, you get 25% off the entire box. They make it super easy by including a postage-paid envelope so you can return whatever you don’t want quickly and easily. This is my 4th Fix, so let’s get to it!
My stylist really nailed my style again. That said, not everything worked and I really need help deciding on the last two pieces!
I’ve included screenshots with the full name and price of each piece below. When you see the prices, keep in mind that I chose the higher end of the price spectrum (you get to choose your price limit) because I feel you get more unique pieces that way, and personally I’d rather have one item I love than five I only kinda like. You can go lower or higher on the pricing when you sign up, and change it as you go.
First up was the Victor Embroidered tunic. And also my phone was low on battery when I screenshotted it, in case you were wondering.
I was very excited to see this in my fix, however when it arrived I knew it would be a miss. It’s lined, which made it a little fussy and the fit was off. It fell across my hips, so accentuated the widest part of my body. And also I need to learn to do this without covering my face.
HOWEVER. I adore the embroidery and tassels, and this is my style, so I’m sending it back with a sad face.
Up next was the Skies are Blue Keiko Crochet Neckline Knit Top that I was thrilled to see when I peeked because it’s bright, the perfect cut, and has a little extra enhancement around the neckline.
The size M looked big in the box (typically I’m a size S) but this is where the stylists know what they are doing– due to the material, it hugged tight. A little too tight for my Mom Bod, unfortunately. Plus I ate cheese which immediately gives me an inflammatory response in my gut (but WORTH IT, yum, gluten-free pizzaaaaa!) and you can see that happening in the photo. It’s more pronounced from the front but I didn’t want that image to live online forever. So, unfortunately, this was not a keeper. STATUS: RETURN
Now, THE SHOES. Shoes are a new offering at Stitch Fix, which makes sense because they do help complete the outfit. I’ll admit I was skeptical to try them because my feet are wide and it’s hard to find shoes that fit, but gave it a try anyways and pinned similar styles to my Fashion board (which their stylists use to help choose pieces for your fix). These shoes were killer and I loved them when I pulled them out of the box.
I’m torn on them– I do like the look, and the boho vibe. I need more bold pieces like these in my wardrobe. But I didn’t love how they felt on me, and when my husband saw me in them he said ‘woah’ (as in, ‘woah your mascara ran down your face and you’ve been walking around all day like that’ and not ‘whoa, you look SMOKING HOT in that dress’.)
But they are super cute, right? Unfortunately, I’ve decided to send them back to find the perfect pair instead. STATUS: RETURN
Here’s where I need your help. The two pieces I didn’t think I’d love, I actually really like! Not sure if it’s enough to keep them, though? What do you think?
First was the Papermoon Lasalle Lace Detail tank top.
I thought my bra would show through the lace on the straps, but turns out that’s not a problem. I can use my handy bra clips to hide the straps in the back (not doing that here, I was too lazy). It’s shorter than I usually wear, what do you think?
STATUS: UNSURE– help!
Last but not least, the Mavi Hattie Skinny Jeans. After loving the jeans in my last fix, I requested another exact pair but they sent these instead.
They are low-rise, which doesn’t work for this ‘two c-sections in under two years and one was a STAT c-section plus I just ate cheese’ kind of girl. However I was pleasantly surprised when I tried them on, I kinda really love them! But they do have a muffin-top effect. I’m wondering if that’s a deal breaker or if I can squeeze myself into a Spanx tank and solve that little issue. STATUS: UNSURE… what do you think?!
These are a size 28 and fit like perfection everywhere else, it’s just that low rise issue, EEK! Not sure what to do? Here the tunic is covering my muffin top (cheese top?) nicely.
So this Fix is probably going to be a 2/5, which in all actuality is pretty dang good! I’m super picky so even finding one piece I love is a homerun for me. What do you think on the green tank and jeans? Are they a little two casual? Would I be crazy to send those shoes back? Help, wise ones!
PS- have you tried Stitch Fix yet? If you want to give it a try and sign up through my link let me know– I’ll add you to the Stitch Fix group I’m in! It’s really helpful to get tips and see what others are getting (and request them for yourself in your Fix). Plus if you refer a friend and they sign up, you get a $25 credit too. Free clothes!
The question remains… will I get a Fix #5? Yes. I’m having a lot of fun with this, and think I’m going to request an ‘all tops’ Fix next month. Not sure if they’ll do it, but I love the tops I’m seeing in the Facebook groups and really as long as I have a few core pairs of jeans can rotate in fun tops to change up the look.